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's in january 1860, shortly after homer had moved to new york city. in new york, homer took a few lessons in painting from frederic rondel. rondel was a rather sentimental landscape painter who had little influence on homer's style beyond his technical instruction in the use of oils. when the civil war began, harper's commissioned the artist to depict life at the front. rovi behind the lines with the potomac army, homer produced a series of closelybserved studies of camp life. homer's paintings of this period have an anecdotal or literary quality in keeping with the traditions of magazine illustration, but he also places new emphasis on pictorial design and the purely visual character of a scene-- qualities typical of the photographs of mathew brady and others. like the photographers of the civil war, whose equipment made action scenes impossible, homer preferred static group formations, and yet the feeling of directness in recording the ordinary lends to his work a special force. prisoners from the front, with its profound sense of the resignation, exhaustion, and human cost of war, evok
the country and around the world. >> this holiday weekend, the new york daily news, your newspaper, certainly honored you. an honor well deserved. there's a two-page spread of 25 years of shaking up with many of the front page stories that you did. and then yesterday, the paper had an editorial titled "new york's hometown columnist." >> that was a real shocker. the editorial board and i have often disagreed on many positions over the years. it was quite a surprise. >> it talks he came to the paper from philadelphia. you're born a puerto rico and grew up in east harlem, brooklyn, helped lead the anti- war vietnam protests at the university there. it goes on to say "juan became a beacon to whistleblowers and to round people for whom justice was lacking." >> for many viewers, a co-host with you here and at "democracy now!" atwe're not quite at 25, but 17 in february. it has been such an honor. >> it is always been a pleasure working with you here. >> we will have a link to the stories -- one at my favorites in the image of all the front page stories that you did is the picture that was not on th
corporations -- walmart. >> an ever imagined i was opposing such a super power. >> in april, the new york times revealed how wal-mart's leaders hushed up evidence of widespread bribery by the largest foreign subsidiary. now the times examines the relentless campaign of bribes behind wal-mart's most controversial store in mexico, in the data supermarket built in the shadow of a revered cultural landmark, the ancient pyramids of teotihuacÁn. >> one in five walmart stores are in mexico. walmart is mexico's largest private employer. we will speak with pulitzer prize winning journalist david barstow of "the new york times square and all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. six more victims of the newtown massacre were laid to rest on wednesday, four children, a teacher and principal of their school. the teacher, 27-year-old victoria soto was credited with saving half of her classroom by hiding the children in a closet and then telling shooter, adam lanza, there were in a different area of the school. the principal, 47-yea
to do. when i was working on the speech, i was reading a copy of the new york times, and i saw a group of black women in southern africa carrying signs saying, "one man, one vote." so in my march on washington speech, i said, "'one man, one vote' is the african cry; it is ours, too. it must be ours." and that became the rallying cry for many other young people in the student nonviolent coordinating committee. amy goodman: and yet, you had to change that speech that you gave on that day. rep. john lewis: i was asked to change the speech. some people thought the speech was too radical, too militant. i thought it was a speech for the occasion. it represented the people that we were working with. some people didn't like the use of the word "revolution" or the use of the phrase "black masses." a. philip randolph came to my rescue and said, "there's not anything wrong with the use of 'revolution.' i use it myself sometimes. there's not anything with 'black masses.'" so we kept that part in the speech. but near the end of the speech, i said something like, "if we do not see meaningful progres
. but according to the new york times, congressional negotiators have dropped the provision in the effort to merge the bill's house and senate versions. the swiss banking giant ubs has been ordered to pay a $1.5 billion fine for its role in the manipulation of the london interbank offered rate, or libor, which provides the basis for rates on trillions of dollars in transactions across the globe. the rigging of libor meant millions of borrowers paid the wrong amount on their loans. the bulk of the fines, $1.2 billion, will be paid in the u.s., with the rest going to britain and switzerland. ubs has also admitted to committing wire fraud through its tokyo branch on libor rates in japanese currency. at least nine medical workers have been killed in a series of attacks on a polio vaccination effort in pakistan. three people were killed today near the city of peshawar, one day after six workers, all female, were killed in peshawar and karachi. the shootings are believed to be part of a militant campaign against polio eradication in response to the c.i.a.-backed fake vaccination program in pakistan that
to new york city. in new york, homer took a few lessons in painting from frederic rondel. rondel was a rather sentimental landscape painter who had little influence on homer's style beyond his technical instruction in the use of oils. when the civil war began, harper's commissioned the artist to depict life at the front. roving behind the lines with the potomac army, homer produced a series of closelybserved studies of camp life. homer's paintings of this period have an anecdotal or literary quality in keeping with the traditions of magazine illustration, but he also places new emphasis on pictorial design and the purely visual character of a scene-- qualities typical of the photographs of mathew brady and others. like the photographers of the civil war, whose equipment made action scenes impossible, homer preferred static group formations, and yet the feeling of directness in recording the ordinary lends to his work a special force. prisoners from the front, with its profound sense of the resignation, exhaustion, and human cost of war, evoked the admiration of both critics and t
happened to the families who lost so much." at a news conference, new york mayor and gun control advocate michael bloomberg urged meaningful action from washington. >> gun violence is a national epidemic a national tragedy that demands more than words. we're the only industrialized country that has this problem. in the whole world, the only one. and that is why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. because what happened at sandy hook elementary school was, sadly, no aberration. >> we will have more on the newtown massacre and gun control after headlines. the white house has issued a new offer to house republicans of the ongoing talks over avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. on monday, the obama administration disclosed it had submitted a proposal the house speaker john boehner that would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making under $400,000 rather than the $250,000 limit that president obama has long sought. the offer also floats a lower revenue target of $1.2 trillion, down from $1.6 trillion. while o
to become britain's leading artist. a retrospective exhibition at the museum of modern art in new york in 1946 gave moore a foothold in the international arena. the exhibition moved on to chicago, san francisco, and australia. but moore's private life was far from glamorous. he'd found peace and a new home in the pastoral countryside of hertfordshire near theillagef ch hadham. it gave him space to work on larger pieces and to show em outdoors. his life was attuned to the optimism of a britain eager for peace and renewal after six years of war. the birth of a daughter in 1946 was followed by a series of wks evoking family life. some critics began to detect a retreat from the groundbreaking pre-war work into sentimentality. in 1948, the london county council commissioned his first large work: the seven-foot-tall three standing figures of battersea park. despite moore's grinputation, the moreutting-edge ttersea figures unsettled a lot of people, including the painter alfred munnings, president of the royal academy, who voiced his criticisms on bbc radio. (sir arthur munnings) the sculptor
to enjoy it to the fullest, she tried to keep putting smiles on faces. >> two firefighters in new york have been killed and two others injured after being ambushed by a convicted killer. they were lured by a fire started by the attacker, who committed suicide. >> firemen rushed to the scene to put out flames, but they are shot, with two dead and two seriously injured. >> we were assuming he was shooting from a high-ground advantage where he had barricaded or set himself up with weapons to shoot the innocence responders. >> the victims are michael chiapperini and tomasz kaczowka. this is the man that killed them, william spangler. police say he had a long criminal record. the killing of the fireman has been making headlines in the u.s. where the gun has killed the innocent. >> it is really heartbreaking for these families and is people, and what they have to go through, and so close to a holiday. >> the shooting comes over one week after adam lanza killed 20 people at a school in newtown, connecticut, sparking a debate about gun nuts. >> we not only have to get a handle on gun control, but t
baddle a blaze in new york. the opposition rejected any transition involving the regime. >> the midnight mass has already taken place ushering in christmas and messagesor peace and reconciliation around the region. a female afghan police officer has shot dead a u.s. contractor. the killing is thought to be the first insider attack by a female. there are attack happened inside kabul's central police station. a policewoman named nargis shot the advisor. it will concern nato officials. although there is still only a small proportion of the country's 350,000 security forces that are gradually taking over security from nato. >> if the united states and afghanistan slows down its training efforts, its joint training capabilities and capacity building up security forces then both the afghan government and the united states will be doing exactly what the enemies want. >> there has been some progress in peace efforts to the afghan government and the taliban. last month negotiators secured pakistan's coop trying help with the process. representatives of the taliban, the afghan government met face-
, challenging president obama to back the bill. the new york times reports the obama administration abandoned a series of gun control measures one year ago as the 2012 election approached and house republicans pushed a probe of the gun sting "operation fast and furious." drafted after the to your 2011 shooting rampage in tucson, arizona, the justice department recommendations centered on improving and expanding the national background check system to reduce access to weapons for criminals and mentally ill. the list included several proposals obama could have enacted by executive order had he chosen to take action at the time. as the nation mourns the newtown victims, a number of additional threats and shootings have been reported since the massacre. a newtown church was evacuated sunday after police responded to a threat against those inside. in indiana man equipped with a 47-gun arsenal was arrested on sunday after allegedly threatening to kill children at a local elementary school. oklahoma police arrested an 18- -year old high school student on friday, who allegedly was planning a school s
wyatt, all aged six, and grace mcdonnell, age 7. the service was held in new york for teacher anne marie murphy, who is believed to have used her body to shield students from a hill of bullets. 30-year old teacher lauren rousseau was also mourned thursday in connecticut. her partner of the year, tony lusardi, spoke to cnn. >> i want the world to know she was a great person who touched the lives of everyone she ever met, even if he only met her once you like her. she was a great person and did not deserve this. no one deserved this. >> a private memorial service was also held thursday in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother of the gunman and his first victim. adam lanza shot his mother in her bed with her own gun before driving to the elementary school. vice-president joe biden met thursday with cabinet members and law-enforcement officials from around the country as part of the obama administration's push for tighter gun control in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. speaking to reporters before the meeting, biden affirmed the president's commitment to reform. >> the president is a
out of congressional hearings on the contraception rule. carol maloney of new york criticized the panel at the hearing, which was exclusively male. >> what i want to know is, where are the women? when i look at this panel, i do not see one single woman representing the tens of millions of women across the country who want and need insurance coverage for basic preventive health carere servic, including family planning. where are the women? >> we are joined by sandra flu, the female would this not allowed to testify at the all male hearing on capitol hill yesterday. >> i was there to talk about the women whose voices have been affected by this policy, who have been affected financially, emotionally, and medically. what i wanted the members of congress and the public to hear is what a difference this policy could make to their lives. i wanted to talk about how birth control is not [no audio] it is not easy and it is incredibly expensive. >> what does this say about the college co-ed susan fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and says essentially, she must be paid to h
that was on the new york times best book of the year and nearly won the pulitzer prize, and it was called the nurture assumption, in which this researcher argued that parents don't make any difference anymore, because she looked at the to the extent that newsweek actually had a cover article that year entitled "do parents matter? " now, if you want to get the full stupidity of that question, you have to imagine a veterinarian magazine asking, "does the mother cat make any difference? " or "does the mother bear matter? " but the research showed that children are being more influenced now, in their tastes, in their attitudes, in their behaviors, by peers than by parents. this poor researcher concluded that this is somehow natural. and what she mistook was that what is the norm in north america, she actually thought that was natural and healthy. in fact, it isn't. so, our book, hold on to your kids: why parents need to matter more than peers, is about showing why it is true that children are being more influenced by other kids in these days than by their parents, but just what an aberration that is, an
. imitating the forms of chicago and new york, sao paulo built upward, growing vertically very quickly. buin a huge ring around the centrality slies a very different, here, stretching foriles,uickly. is a city of self-built structures in various stages of completion. they line hillsides and rocky streets where some of sao paulo's newest immigrants struggo ild mes om brick and cen where some of sao paulo's alaide and her family came to sao paulo from northeastern brazil. ( alaide speaking portuguese ) translator: from there my father came first to work. came i as a maid,my motwas amsts narrator:alaide mar, they coun't afford even the cheapestenn thcity, so they decided to bui a home thon unclaimed land onn the outskirts of sao paulo. they began building this house when their first daughtewas. 11 years ago, anslator: when she was eightonths old, we movedo th house. first we me three rooms... then we rent them out to hp things a bit. we then builfo rooms on top, and that's where we are now. we wilcoinue build on narrator: th will continue to build. but it's not clearf or migrts lalaide josé w
in new york. temperatures hello? >> here is a recap of the top stories on al-jazeera. a church that the president -- that president obama was due to speak at has been evacuated because of a bomb threat. the president will attend a service on sunday evening, mourning the victims of friday's school shooting. several people have been injured in a series of explosions in kenya. the blast occurred in the capital, nairobi. the area has suffered a number of attacks in recent months. the japanese prime minister has stepped down after conceding defeat in parliamentary elections. the opposition party is said to have one more seats in the lower house. opposition groups in egypt are calling for the results of saturday's referendum to be thrown out under the claim of fraud. early tallies show that the majority of voters backed the new constitution, but only by a slim margin. we have the report from cairo. >> this is where the road to referendum began. two years after revolution, there are still protesters here who believe that the journey to democracy is far from complete. this is a depress
and towards new york. throwing them on fire. >> here is a recap of the top stories on al jazeera para natures that president obama is due to speak get in connecticut received a bomb threat. but no bomb was found. several people have been injured in a series of explosions in kenya. the blast occurred in the easily district of the capital nairobi. the area has suffered a number of grenade attacks in recent months. japan's prime minister has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections. the opposition conservative party won more than two-thirds of the seats in the lower house. opposition groups in egypt are calling for the results of friday's referendum to be thrown out and have claims of fraud. a second round is due to be held next saturday. >> this is where the road to the referendum began. nearly two years of the revolution, there are still protesters in tahrir square. >> we said no to the manner in which they chose to govern egypt as if their authority was the only one. this should never be the way the country is ruled. the right way is for the people to take our. >> but away from the square,
prominent symbols of capitalism is being sold to a rival firm. the new york stock exchange is owned by the atlanta-based intercontinental exchange. the deal is worth $8 billion. the brother of bernie madoff has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. pleaded guilty in june. bernie madoff lost a total of about $20 billion. africa's president has pledged to end poverty in his country. jacob zuma was speaking on the final day of the ruling party conference. what will it take to bridge the economic gap? >> she and her friends say they are struggling to look after children. their patience is running at all. -- their patience is running out. >> but the leader is not listening. always come to the people to promise you'll get a house, electricity. but nothing. >> half an hour away, anc leader jacob zuma makes more promises. economic transformation and a better life for all africans. >> the government will therefore transform the structure of the economy through a industrialization, broadbased economic empowerment, addressing the basic needs of our people, for women and youth, as well as stren
washed up on a remote beach of queens in new york city. the 18 meter mammal is a finback whale. it's not known why it beached itself, but it looks like it had been sick for while. here are some chinese shoppers getting more than they bargained for. the security camera caught this. dozens of turtles and small fish and three dozen sharks died. 15 people were injured by the falling glass. animal conservationists say that there could be an answer to bringing back the white rhino from near extinction. are only seven of these left in the world and four of them live in kenya. >> they are the barista large mammals in the world. these northern white rhinos have spent most of their lives in a concrete area in the czech republic. them freedom,en but they are under constant threat from poachers. conservationists think this could be the solution, an unmanned drone designed to monitor tornadoes. each rhino will be tagged so the sensors can recognize individual animals and use on board gps to store an image, getting location coronets. -- coordinates. >> it allows us to put in whatever sensors we
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and these, all flying apart, is awesome. the energy that takes to light up new york city comes about as a result of water pouring over niagara falls. and every water drop has an energy of about this much, four electron volts. electron volts are tiny unit of energy. it's microscopic unit of energy, yeah? but four electron volts per water drop, tnt-- [makes sounds] --you get about 30 electron volts. high-octane gasoline, about 30 electron volts per molecule of combustion, yeah? one atom, u235, fissions, you get about 200 million electron volts of energy. awesome, awesome. an awful lot of energy for one atom, and that kinda changed the world. and so we now talk about the atomic age or more properly the nuclear age because we're talking about an awful lot of energy for just a little bit of matter. it turns out the most common isotopic uranium is uranium-- let me try it over here-- uranium 238. and when 238 catches a neutron, what it does is it turns to u239. u238 emits alpha particles, but 239 emits beta particles. and guess what the 239 does, gang? it turns into an element beyond uraniu
in the new york city metropolitan area related to this virus that we'd never se befor in the western hemisphere, known as the west nile virus. there were very simple preventative measures that people could take to reduce their risk of being the victim not only of that one but other mosquito-borne diseases, the same with tick-borne diseases. and so, in your own personal campaign against marauding germs and microbes, the advice is clear. concentrate on the things you can do something about, and try not to worry about the rest. "the human condition" is apart series for more information on this ogram, and accompanyingaterials, call or, visit us online at: ple and accompanyingaterials, call to aids in this country, in our borders, than all of our world wars. death was a constant in my life for many years. i was sitting by deathbeds day by day, watching people die from the same thing i had. no matter how effectively we work to kill h.i.v., to get rid of it, to vaccinate against it, unless we look hard and carefully at our sexual behaviors and at the entire issue of drug abuse in the world,
as we use too. >> of 2012 does not bring the end of the world, at least if it is awakening a new interest in prius ann coulter -- prehistoric culture. but in york stock exchange is being sold to a little known rival for about $8 billion. the deal ends a 200 years of independence. the intercontinental exchanges a 12-year company that deals with investing contracts. companies say the deal will change for the financial district. a major winter storm could bring a white christmas to some in the u.s. with blizzard warnings in several states
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